James Alan Davie (born 1920) is a Scottish Painter and musician.
Davie studied at Edinburgh College of Art in the late 1930s and he also has a great love of Cornwall.
Alan Davie travelled widely and in Venice became influenced by other painters of the period, such as Paul Klee, Jackson Pollock and Joan Miró, as well as by a wide range of cultural symbols. In particular his painting style owes much to his affinity with Zen. Declaring that the spiritual path is incompatible with planning ahead, he has attempted to paint as automatically as possible, which is intended to bring forth elements of his unconscious. In this he shares a vision with surrealist painters such as Miro, and he has also been fascinated by the work of seminal psychoanaly... read more